6 women arrested in McAllen hotel prostitution sting

1of9 Veronica Cruz Lopez, a 22-year-old McAllen resident, was arrested and charged with prostitution, a…

Six women were arrested on prostitution charges following a sting conducted at a hotel in McAllen last week, according to CBS 4 News

The women, ranging in ages from 22 to 41, were arrested on misdemeanor prostitution charges by the McAllen Police Department last Thursday, with help from the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations, according to CBS 4 News. 

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Investigators set up hidden cameras in the hotel room, then contacted women as part of an operation “targeting online female escort service,” according to criminal complains obtained by CBS 4 News. 

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The women started arriving at the hotel at 9:45 a.m. The women are residents of Pharr, McAllen, Sullivan City, Donna and Mercedes. They quoted prices ranging from $100 to $350, according to the CBS 4. 

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Multiple women asked the undercover officer to prove he was not law enforcement by touching them or exposing himself. When he refused, they allegedly placed his hands on their breasts, according to the criminal complaint obtained by the station. 

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